Mechanics and First Card Spoilers
Posted by Jeffrey Dohm-Sanchez on December 13, 2019 @ 2:03 pm CT
The mechanics revealed for Theros Beyond Death were similar to the original Theros block mechanics. This new set will see the return of both Devotion and enchantment-based mechanics like Sagas and Constellation. Only one brand new mechanic will be making its debut in Theros Beyond Death, Escape, which allows players to return cards from their graveyard for their Escape cost.
They also dropped some selling points for the set in the form two Mythic rare Planewalker cards and a cinematic trailer. The two planeswalkers revealed were Ashiok, Nightmare Muse and Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis who is making her return from the Underworld. One of the card spoilers revealed Ashiok in a Showcase format, which confirms that this style of chase card will be available in Theros Beyond Death.
Theros Beyond Death will hit stores on January 24, 2020 (see "Wizards of the Coast Unveils Release Dates for the Next Two 'Magic: The Gathering' Sets"). Also, Mark Rosewater recently ranked his favorite and least favorite set designs from his 24 years as a Magic: The Gathering designer (see "'Magic: The Gathering' Lead Designer Mark Rosewater Ranks His Set Designs").
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